Sung-Hyui Park recently joined BWB as a Senior Associate. As a former banking lawyer specialising in lending and M&A transactions, Sung-Hyui comes to BWB with a wealth of experience and technical expertise she hopes to use for the benefit of clients working in the social investment market.
Bates Wells Braithwaite is pleased to announce our new role as a corporate partner of the Institute of Legacy Management, the membership body for charity legacy professionals.
Caritas Anchor House has a rich history, marked by their desire to offer hope and support to those who need it most. Established in the 1960s to provide temporary accommodation to out-of-work seafarers, they now provide support to those affected by homelessness.
A common complaint about SIBs is that they are complicated. Often the appropriate response to this is, ‘of course they are’. The aim is to create new forms of service delivery, working with service users with multiple issues. They involve a range of stakeholders who share some common objectives (based around the intended social impact) but also have their own organisational imperatives. David Hunter talks about two recent SIBs on which he and BWB have advised.
Big Society Capital (BSC) announced the launch of its new “Crowd Match Fund” on 7 December.
BWB Compliance's Andrew Dougall discusses the rise of crowdfunding and whether it could be right for your business.
When you’re focussing on managing your company and making it grow, it can be easy to overlook some of the basic requirements your company must adhere to in order to be legally complaint, one of these being information requirements.
As you will know in July 2016 the Fundraising Regulator (the “Regulator”) took over from the Fundraising Standards Board, with the objective of “protecting donors to charities based in England and Wales”. In doing so, it assumed responsibility for the Code of Fundraising Practice, which was initially developed by the Institute of Fundraising.
Faith-based charities often support overseas charities, but need to take care that these payments fall within HMRC’s definition of charitable purposes. Stephanie Biden explains how to avoid falling foul of HM Revenue and Customs when working with partners overseas.
In this week's Briefing, the Fundraising Regulator has announced some changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice; ther Minister for Civil Society has announced that there will be another review of the Social Value Act; the Equality and Human Rights Commission has produced new guidance; and the Department for Communities & Local Government has released a new white paper.
The Stephen Lloyd Awards Committee has today announced that the 3rd annual Awards are open to receive applications. Entrants have an eight week application window which closes on Friday 7 April 2017.
In this week's Briefing, HMRC has published updated guidance for intermediaries in regards to Gift Aid; the Government has published a new White Paper; HMRC has released a policy paper about proposed refrms to SITR scheme; the Department for International Development has published its first Economic Development Strategy; and the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has publised written evidence.
BWB's Neil Lambert has written for Charity Finance on the government's voluntary right to buy proposals.
More than ever before, charity trustees’ decisions are in the spotlight and face public scrutiny in those cases when things go wrong. Leona Roche looks at what trustees can do to make sure their decisions will withstand scrutiny and challenge.
In December 2016 the government published the final draft of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 which are due to come into force on 6 April 2017.
The expansion of the internet with the introduction of hundreds of new domain name suffixes is opening new opportunities for charities. Mathew Healey looks at how charities can harness the power of the new domains.